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UCOF
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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Posted:explosion caused by power surge.

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UCOF
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Posted:Make that explosionS!!

"The entire network has been shut down following explosions at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square."


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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Nucleopoi

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Posted:too much power going through the lines, too much energy, lines cant take that exrta power, overheating occurs with the build up of power.......bang...an explosion.the process starts again further down the line and another explosion occurs.

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:On the Radio it is saying there are a fair few casualties...... We have a lot of HoPpers in london and it would be nice to know they are all safe. If you are a londoner and safe and well please just put a hello up here so we know not to worry about you.

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UCOF
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Posted:and the top of a bus got blown off how?!!?

Just heard it on sky news.

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Nucleopoi
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Posted:the pressure that had built up was so large.especially occuring underground there is limited space for this pressure to come out of. so when the explosion occurs the force is immense therefore blowing off the top of a bus.

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UCOF
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Posted:What?!?!?!?!?!!??!
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A double decker bus?


The national grid have said that there were no reasons or problems reported this morning to cause such a power cut. eek


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Hubert_Cumberdale
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Posted:This is scarey stuff.



I'm one of the few people to made it into work so far (near St Pauls) after all chaos.



We were all turfed off the tubes on the Central Line but we were told it was just related to a power failure. So it seemed a bit strange to hear all these sirens and police running down Cheapside towards Bank, and out the office widow I can see helicoptors now.



I hope there are no fatalities.


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Skulduggery
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Posted:Is it just me or has the BBC news site gone. I can't seem to connect to it any more.... or is it just its got so much traffic my slow dial up isn't connecting?

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Nucleopoi
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Posted:think of an explosion occuring in open air.

think then of the same explosion coming out of a small space.

it would do that.

national grid....pfft


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Dr_Molly


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Posted:BBC site is being slow Skully

I can't get hold of any of my family in London to check that they're ok frown


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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Posted:they have just said that there was a bomb on a bus which is separate to the underground explosions

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flid
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Posted:Written by: MarkMark
I'm one of the few people to made it into work so far (near St Pauls) after all chaos





We have an office in Holborn, i thought they were just being lazy coming into work. One guy sat in the dark for 35 minutes wondering if it was a special new olympic train! wink



BBC news always gets completely crippled whenever something like this happens. They have stupid amounts of redundant bandwidth 99% of the time, but can't cope when something does happen. I blame the non license paying americans, for using our news sites instead of their own wink


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UCOF
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Posted:Have you got access to a tv? umm

"think then of the same explosion coming out of a small space."
and not causing hundreds of fatalities of people in the train station?
If you are talking about the explosion coming out of a train station that is. Otherwise there is no way that the top of a bus could be blown off if its just travelling down the road.

and its a bit coincidental that it happnes during rush hour.
Im not saying its a terrorist attack, and im not saying that its not.. but it does seem to point slightly that way ubbcrying


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Nucleopoi
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Posted:they say now there were explosive devices on a tube, tubes colliding and exploding power cables

may be terrorist related


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flid
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Posted:Finally have 5 live streaming. The direct link for windows media player is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/live/live.asx


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Helz Bellz
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:I got in ok this morning.

It's really quite scary....stations closed, expolsions, buses being blown up. What next?

eek

Hope all you londoners are OK!

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Hubert_Cumberdale
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Posted:I'm not convinced about the 'power surge' story - after all how would this happen to coincide with a bus exploding at russel square.

Needless to say, I can't help wondering if this is a madrid style terrorist attack to coincide with G8 frown

I'm just hoping that my absent collegues and workmates around the City are ok (and our London hoppers too, of course).


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UCOF
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Posted:If it was a terrorist attack, and the bomb carriers wer supposed to take the bombs onto tubes or something, could the bus have been blown up by a terrorist who couldnt get on the underground and decided to take it on a bus?

It seems odd that terrorists decide to not directly attack people, but rather decided to attack the transportation?

Do you think that other terrorist organisations dwindled their support for Al Quaeda afterthey did something so stupid as taking out so many innocents after 9/11? umm or is that just a dumb idea?
Cos if this is a major terrorist attack, at least they arent going for human lives.

Reports now of THREE seperate explosions on busses eek


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coleman
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Posted:meditate

bammers, helz and i are all in work safe.

i got chucked off the central line at bethnal green and caught a bus in.

the busses were packed full - the top deck explosion story has made all this seem deliberate which is pretty scary.


cole. x


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:This maybe directly targetting the transport system because once transport is down in a city chaos insues.

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flid
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Posted:5 live just said it looks like it *could be* a terrorist attack

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UCOF
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Posted:I knew that as soon as it happened tongue

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Skulduggery
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Posted:I'm gonna have to ban all HoPpers from living in major cities and make them all come and live out in the sticks. We never get terrorist attacks here. The terrorists can't find us!

Its good to hear Hels, Bam, Cole, Mark and Jon are ok but what about everyone else?


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PyroWill
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Posted:Now explosions in several tubes and buses, I hope everyone is ok

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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PyroWill
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Posted:I was about to go into London about halkf an hour before the bombs went off

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

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brodieman


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Posted:i had the day off today i work in russel square

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flid
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Posted:really? Sir_Sheep quit her job at russel square (gower street) a few months ago, we know the area well

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Skulduggery
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Posted:The govrn have confirmed that 20 people are dead frown

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The Tea Fairy
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Posted:I am not blown up either.

When I read the BBC news site, they didn't say anything about power surges. They said a PA for british transport quoted someone else who said that explosive devices were found on the tube. Does sound like terrorism to me. It's never just about killing as many people as possible, it's often about causing chaos and panic to get across a message, or make people more afraid.

My boyfriend was thinking of going in to central today, I hope he saw the news this morning.


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